Vocal Fry May Hurt Women's Job Prospects - Atlantic Mobile
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Vocal fry is the intereeeeeestaaaaaaang phenomenon that's grown increasingly common among young women ever since Ke$ha woke up in the morning feeling like P-Diddy. The effect is produced by slowly fluttering the vocal cords, resulting in a popping or creaking sound at the bottom of the vocal register. A 2011 study found that two-thirds of a small sample of college women were doing it.
Here's Zooey Deschanel frying quirkily:
It sounds like angst to me.
Sounds like nails on a chalk board to me.
Heard a Priscilla Chan (Zuck's wife) inteview this morning and SHE was vocal frying all over the place!!
"Myyyy husband cares deeeeply...."
Is it something we can practice not doing?
It seems like a habit that needs to be unlearned. Like snapping your chewing gum.
Or using "um" and "er" when talking.